Abby Nissenbaum’s ‘Limerence’ is a silky smooth delivery with lo-fi electronic and indie-rock bliss

"We wanted to create a modern indie pop sound with throwback elements to queer synthpop bands of the early aughts (e.g., Uh Huh Her)"
27th September 2023

Nashville-based Abby Nissenbaum​, fresh from the release of her eclectic and explosive debut album Unreliable Narrator, is back with a mesmerizing new single, Limerence‘.

In Limerence, ​the rising star in the world of LGBTQ+ indie rock​ and beyond, once again proves her knack in crafting biting, explosive soundscapes paired with heartfelt and relatable lyricism. Collaborating with producer Steph Trivison, this single is a striking blend of alternative and electronic-pop influences that transports you to a realm of 80s-inspired electronic beats, swirling synths, and biting guitar tones.

With finesse, Nissenbaum balances the lo-fi electronic elements with indie-rock guitar tones, all wrapped in her understated yet silky smooth, spellbinding vocals, showcasing the poppier side of her growing musical repertoire.

Speaking about the track, Nissenbaum reveals: Limerence is a collaboration between myself and pop producer Steph Trivison (as heard on Amazon Prime, The Grammy Awards, The Golden Globes, ESPN, BBC, the Life is Strange video game series, the Care Bears, and more). We wanted to create a modern indie pop sound with throwback elements to queer synthpop bands of the early aughts (e.g., Uh Huh Her). I actually wrote the song on the bass, and Steph sampled the bass line from my demo in the final song, which you can hear as the lead-in instrumental. She built some really cool, bright synth sounds around it and we added in some ghostlike operatic background vocals for an eerie, almost deranged feel to the song.”

A classically-trained soprano and musical theatre performer, Abby Nissenbaum briefly veered into a career in social psychology and data analytics before rediscovering her musical roots during her time as a graduate student at the University of Memphis. 

Nissenbaum‘s emotive and bright vocal performances pay homage to the legendary female rock singers of the 60s while seamlessly blending with contemporary indie-alt rock elements,​ forging a captivating and unique sound that rightfully garners acclaim and admiration.

Photos by Hannah Kik

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